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LSU AgCenter hires new entomologist

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Tyler Towles recently joined the Louisiana State University AgCenter as a field crop entomologist stationed at the Tom H. Scott Research and Extension Center near Winnsboro. His official start date was May 1. His position’s responsibilities are split as 80% research and 20% Extension. Towles received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science with focuses in agricultural informational sciences and integrated ... Read More »

Jensen Scholarship & NAICC Foundation Scholarships

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James Harper from Louisiana State University received the 2018 Foundation for Environmental Agriculture Education $3,000 scholarship. Also known as the Richard Jensen Scholarship, it commemorates one of the early members of the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants. Two other students were awarded $1,500 FEAE Scholarships: Michael Goodnight from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Loren King from Michigan State University. ... Read More »

Bulldogs And Bugs Aptly Describe Catchot Household

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For Beverly Catchot, collecting insects has always been a family affair. “When my husband was studying entomology at Mississippi State in the 1990s, we made collecting insects a family activity. We’d all get out there with our black lights and go find specimens,” says the MSU research associate and master’s student. Catchot’s husband is Extension Professor Angus Catchot. The couple’s ... Read More »